HyperDic: precedent

English > 5 senses of the word precedent:
NOUNcognitionprecedent, case in pointan example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time
communicationprecedent, case law, common law(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
groupprecedent, common law, case lawa system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws
communicationprecedenta subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
ADJECTIVEallprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
precedent > pronunciation
Soundspreh'sihdahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > precedent: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningpreceding in time, order, or significance.
BroaderprecedingExisting or coming before
Spanishprecedente
Catalanprecedent
Nounsprecedence, precedencythe act of preceding in time or order or rank (as in a ceremony)
precedencepreceding in time
precedenta subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time)
Verbsprecedebe earlier in time
precedecome before
English > precedent: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningAn example that is used to justify similar occurrences at a later time.
Synonymcase in point
Broaderexample, illustration, instance, representativeAn item of information that is typical of a class or group
Spanishejemplo, precedente
Catalanprecedent
Verbsprecedebe earlier in time
English > precedent: 5 senses > noun 2, communication
Meaning(civil law) a law established by following earlier judicial decisions.
Synonymscase law, common law
Category ofservice(law) the acts performed by an English feudal tenant for the benefit of his lord which formed the consideration for the property granted to him
Categorycivil lawThe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
Broadercivil lawThe body of laws established by a state or nation for its own regulation
Spanishderecho común
Catalandret comú
English > precedent: 5 senses > noun 3, group
MeaningA system of jurisprudence based on judicial precedents rather than statutory laws.
Synonymscommon law, case law
Categorylaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Broaderlaw, jurisprudenceThe collection of rules imposed by authority
Catalanprecedent
English > precedent: 5 senses > noun 4, communication
MeaningA subject / subject mentioned earlier (preceding in time).
Broadersubject, topic, themeThe subject matter of a conversation or discussion
Adjectivesprecedentpreceding in time, order, or significance
Verbsprecedecome before

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